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View and Manage All Pending Changes in Your Workspace (Team Explorer Everywhere)

Visual Studio 2010

You use the Pending Changes window to view, check in, or revert pending changes. You can also perform these actions by using the Cross-platform Command-Line Client for Team Foundation Server.

Required Permissions

To view pending changes, you must have the Read permission set to Allow. To check in or revert pending changes, you must have the Checkin permission set to Allow. For more information, see the following topic on the Microsoft Web site: Team Foundation Server Permissions.


Supporting Content

View pending changes and the associated information: You can open the Pending Changes window to view all pending changes for your Team Foundation Server workspace. For each pending change, you can view the associated work items, the associated check-in notes, and any policy warnings that are caused by this check-in. You can also compare the pending change with another version of the file.

Commit pending changes: You can commit specified pending changes by performing a check-in to Team Foundation version control. Before you check in your pending changes, use the Get Latest command to download the most recent sources from the server, and then compile your code to make sure that it does not break the build.

As part of your check-in, you can associate or resolve work items with the changeset and you can provide check-in notes.

You can review adherence to check-in policy for the changes. These policies are configured by an administrator and if necessary, the policies can be overridden.

You must resolve any conflicts that are caused by your pending changes. If conflicts occur, a dialog box appears, and you must resolve them before you can complete the operation.

Revert or shelve pending changes: You can discard changes to revert the files on your local computer back to the base workspace version.

If you want to set changes aside but be able to recover them later, you can create a shelveset.

From the Pending Changes window, you can check in or revert changes. For more information, see Check in Pending Changes (Team Explorer Everywhere) and Undo Pending Changes (Team Explorer Everywhere).

To open the Pending Changes window

  1. On the Window menu, point to Show View, and then click Other.

    The Show View dialog box appears.

  2. Expand the Team Foundation Server node, click Pending Changes, and then click OK.

    All pending changes for your Team Foundation Server workspace appear. The Change column indicates the type of change that is pending.

  3. (Optional.) Click the channel buttons to view additional information about this check in.

You can compare a pending change either with the latest version of that file or with the version that is associated with your Team Foundation Server workspace.

To compare files in a pending change to a different version

  • In the Pending Changes window, right-click the item that you want to compare to another version, point to Compare, and then click Compare with Workspace Version or Compare with Latest Version.

    The two files open, with their differences highlighted. If the files are the same, a dialog box appears that indicates that the files are identical.